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Accounts Receivable Book Seized During the War of 1812

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Accounts Receivable Book Seized During the War of 1812

(4 min) tv-14

During the War of 1812, the British army, under Admiral Cockburn, captured Washington, D.C. Just before setting fire to the Capitol Building, Admiral Cockburn chose the only item labeled as "President of the U. States," from the President's ceremonial office as a memento.